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Linden Man Apprehended in Connection with Fatal Hit-and-Run, Attempted Cover-up

March 21, 2019

LINDEN, NJ - A Linden man is in custody and charged with multiple serious crimes in connection with the hit-and-run killing of a female pedestrian that took place two months ago, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan and Linden Police Chief David Hart jointly announced at a press conference held Wednesday afternoon.

Ibn Collins, 39, is charged with first-degree aggravated ...

Union Freeholders: Poll Workers Sought, United Youth Presents, Augie Eosso Awardee

ELIZABETH, NJ — The Union County Board of Elections is seeking bilingual election poll workers for this year’s primary and general election.

Freeholder Christopher Hudak explained the position requirements during Thursday night’s freeholder board meeting. Applicants must live and be registered to vote in Union County, Hudak said.

There is a payment of $200 a day for both ...

Voting Machine Preview, Vo-Tech Schools Recognized, More at UC Freeholders Meeting

ELIZABETH, NJ — Union County residents will have the opportunity to try out new voting machines before the primary election.

As reported previously, the county will receive updated election machines in all municipalities this year. It will need to purchase approximately $100,000 worth of election security bags for use with these machines, according to Nicole DiRado, Administrator ...

Union County Freeholders Mulling $491.6M Plan to Hike Taxes 2%

Department-specific budget talks will be held in Kenilworth, Elizabeth and Westfield.

ELIZABETH, NJ — Union County government is compiling a spending plan that benefits from the recent closure of the county’s juvenile detention center. The proposal would finance a turf field in Scotch Plains along with field improvements in Linden, Rahway and other towns, the county manager ...

Summer Job Opportunities in Union County

RAHWAY, NJ - Summer pool manager and assistant manager positions are now available at Union County’s public swimming pool, the Walter Ulrich Memorial Pool at Rahway River Park in Rahway.

“The managers of the Walter Ulrich Memorial Pool oversee the day to day operations as well as supervise approximately 50 employees and are an essential part of the successful summer season ...

Union County Board of Elections Seeks Bilingual Poll Workers

UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County Board of Elections is actively seeking bilingual poll workers who are eager to help the community exercise their right to vote.

Poll workers are paid $200 to work from 5:15 am to 8:15 pm on Election Day and must be available to work both the June Primary Election and November General Election during the year.

Poll workers must be 18 years of age, a ...

Construction Begins on Caitlin Nelson Park in Clark

CLARK, NJ-  Construction of the Caitlin Nelson Park in Clark began recently at the site of the former Funtime Junction Park beside the Clark Municipal building. The park is being built under the direction of the Where Angels Play Foundation and is slotted to be complete in the Spring according to town officials.   

Donations are still being accepted to help with the cost of ...

Union County Juvenile Detention Center in Linden Officially Closes Its Doors

LINDEN, NJ - The Union County Juvenile Detention Center in Linden has officially closed its doors today.

According to the County of Union, this closure is due to cost-savings measures that will save millions, all the while ensuring the continued care of its youth offenders.

The closure marks the beginning of a five-year agreement with Essex County to provide ongoing juvenile detention ...

Local At-risk Youth Mark One Year of Stability

ELIZABETH, NJ - Finding stability is both a goal and a challenge for youth living in the child welfare system. For 33 local youth at risk, that objective became reality this week as they celebrated a year of progress within Community Access Unlimited’s youth services program.

CAU is a Union County-based, statewide nonprofit that strives to integrate people with disabilities and at-risk ...

Students, Parents Show Support for Fired Electrical Teacher at UCVTS Board Meeting

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Wearing red T-shirts that said "Bring Back Burns," students in the electrical technology program at Union County Career & Technical Institute (UCCTI) addressed the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools (UCVTS) Board of Education on Monday evening.

The students, all boys, attended the meeting to support their teacher, Daniel Burns, who was ...


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